when I used to commute 2 hours a day, I had listened to The Happiness Project on audiotape and even though her voice/speech and half of the entire thing annoyed me and was so boring, I liked the other half.
the podcast seems to be the same – the things that annoyed me before still do.
and OH YEAH…. don’t worry… I totallllyyyy realize I am listening to a podcast about being happier and I am being a negative pain in the ass about it.
the irony is not lost on me.
here are some of the things the happy lady tells me, the sarcastic beyotch, to do:
1. set at alarm at night to go off to you know when to go to sleep. like pavlov’s dog.
me : theres no way this would work for me. I am the person that sets 27 alarms one to two minutes apart in the morning and snoozes for an hour before actually getting out of bed. I don’t need to set multiple alarms to hit the snooze button BEFORE bed and make myself crazy at night as well.
2. make your bed every morning.
me : I DO THIS! score! I’m such a happy person it’s crazy!
but I really do agree with the reasoning of it and its why I started doing it – first task of the day is already completed and it’s starts the day in the right direction.
oh ….. except that my husband is still sleeping when I leave for work 99% of the time…. so I make my half of the bed and come home to his kind-of-made side of the bed which consists only of putting the pillow in front of the headboard and maybe pulling up the duvet because he knows I like it made….. so maybe thats like a 50% win for me?
3. keep appealing scents in the house and randomly sniff them.
me : this was the lamest podcast I have ever heard in my life.
my negative thoughts flowed out of my mouth as I talked to myself in the car about who would buy little vials of different scents and keep them on a shelf and just sniff them.
and then I say out loud how DAMN I just did it again……
I mean…… over an hour of happiness podcasts proved to me I’m even more of a cynical asshole than I thought I was. SHOOT. something tells me that is not the goal.
and very, very excited for NYC to start up.
This week kicks off “operation get your ass in gear lady come on lock it up diet starts monday shut your pie hole” or the shortened version “operation lock it up” so I have a feeling today’s workout is going to kill me.